Floyd County, KY
By Sheila Harlow, She-Momma@webtv.net
The name of the cemetery is Peaceful Gardens and it is located in Floyd County, Kentucky. It's about 30 minutes from Prestonsburg, the county seat. Go Rt. 80 to 122 at Martin and then go app. 21 miles into Wheelwright. Straight shot. When you get to Wheelwright Jct. go app. 3/4 to 1/2 mi. and take the first little blacktop road on your right and go straight up the hollow to the cemetery.
The condition varies. Sometimes you can go and look around and other times the weeds are up to your knees. I wouldn't advise a person to go there in the Summer. The hollow is also known as Copperhead or Rattlesnake Hollow by some people. I sorry I'm not very good with directions so if [anyone has] any questions I'll try to make myself more clear.
I really wanted to add this cemetery because it is an old one started by the old mining camp for the black citizens of the community. It's a very peaceful cemetery. I'll send you more information of the people when I find out. I'm going to see some of the people that have relatives buried there and hopefully they can help me out on the older graves. I'll let you know additional information as I get it. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to write. Thanks so much!
ARMOUR, Henry b: 7-31-1908 d: 4-26-1987 h/o Hazel Layne
ARMOUR, Henry Rudolph d: 7-26-1939 under age 1 s/o Henry and his 1st wife. (I'll find out)
ARMOUR, Howard E. b: 1958 d: 1958 s/o Henry & Hazel Layne Armour
BALLEW, Essie M. b:5-21-1904 d: 5-14-1970
BENNETTE, Robert C. b:5-24-1954 d:5-26-1954
BLACKMAN, Robert b:2-20-1891 d:7-19-1966
BRADFORD, Eddie b:1-3-1899 d:6-21-1982 (Pvt. US Army)
BRADFORD, Viola b:12-23-1886 d:6-14-1973
BROOKER, Mrs. b: ? d: ?
BRYANT, Lena Mae b: ? d: 8-21-1947 age 23
BUTLER, John Henry b: ? d:12-3-1983 age 92 h/o Minnie B.
BUTLER, Minnie B. b:6-13-1874 d:5-21-1976 w/o John Henry Butler
COOLEY, Lois Yvonne b:11-8-1941 d:11-8-1941
COOLEY, Margie O.D. b:3-30-1940 d:3-30-1940 (Note: Lois and Margie's name are on the same stone)
DEAN, Cora C. b: 1-11-1873 d:3-21-1966
DEAN, Joseph L. b: 1-24-1915 d:5-21-1973 KY PFC US Army WWII
DEBOSE, John b: 1901 d: 1996
DEWBERRY, John b: 2-6-1888 d:11-19-1972 New York Pvt. US Army WWI
FLEMMINGS, Sarah b: ? d: 1972
GARRETT, Hilton b:9-15-1893 d:2-8-1991 h/o Ruby (Note: He ran the black boarding house and the black restaurant in the coal camp. He was also the barber having a shop set up in the black community hall)
GARRETT, Ruby b: 4-15-1896 d:6-191980 w/o Hilton Garrett
GREEN, Jack b:1896 d:6-28-1961
GREET, Hattie b: ? d: ?
HALL, Emma b: ? d: ?
JACKSON, Roosevelt b: 6-13-1910 d: 10-30-1974
JOHNSON, Essie b:3-26-1900 d:10-25-1981
JOHNSON, Sallie H. b:5-8-1908 d:2-26-1977
JOHNSON, Wangelos b: ? d: 5-17-1985 age 79
JONES, Margie Parker Holt b:5-30-1894 d:12-4-1980 w/o Rev. William Jones
JONES, Rev. William b:3-6-1882 d:8-18-1956 h/o Margie Parker Holt
LEWIS, Albert b: 4-23-1915 d: 9-4-1972 s/o Eugene "Sonny" Sr. & Julia Ward Lewis
LEWIS, Eugene "Sonny" Sr. b:1-1-1898 Ashe Co., N.C. d: 6-14-1976 h/o Julia Ward
LEWIS, Eugene Jr. b: 12-14-1923 Floyd Co., Ky. d:8-16-1956 Wheelwright, Ky. s/o Eugene "Sonny" Sr. & Julia Ward Lewis h/o Elouise Glover Tec 4 4359 QM Bakery Co. WWII (Note: he was killed at the Inland Steel Mines)
LEWIS, Eugene Jr. III b: 3-15-1952 Floyd Co. d: 10-9-1953 s/o Eugene Jr. & Eloise Glover Lewis
LEWIS, Eugene IV b: ? d: ?
LEWIS, James William b:1-22-1929 Floyd Co., Ky. d: 1976 s/o Eugene "Sonny" Sr. & Julia Ward Lewis PFC US Army Korea
LEWIS, John David b:2-16-1927 Floyd Co., Ky. d:3-7-1968 s/o Eugene "Sonny" Sr. & Julia Ward Lewis PFC US Army
LEWIS, Julia Ann b: 12-25-1891 d:7-28-1966 w/o Eugene "Sonny" Lewis Sr.
LEWIS, William b:7-4-1871 d:6-22-1955
MAYS, Anna b:6-7-1911 Whitley Co., Ky. d:6-13-1998 d/o Samuel & Molly Goins Tye w/o Virgil Mays
MAYS, Virgil b: 6-1-1912 Whitley Co., Ky. d: 2-28-1980 (his mothers name is Alice Mackey) h/o Anna Tye
McCARY, Jenny b: 7-18-1914 d: 5-19-1973
McCARY, Willie b:11-25-1899 d: 9-10-1978
MILLER, John T. b:12-12-1907 d:9-19-1974
MOORE, Leon b: ? d: ?
MOSLEY, Annie Bell b: ? d: ?
MOSLEY, Elvyrta Scott b: 1905 d: 1993
PARKER, Joyce b: ? d: 7-24-1983 infant d/o Lowell Dean & Joyce Ann Parker
PATTERSON, Adrean Lee b: ? d:7-24-1968
PRESLEY, Mary b:3-16-1877 d:3-7-1963
QUERRELLS, Shorty b: ? d: ?
RHEA, Alberta "Bert" b: 7-4-1935 d:2-5-1997 w/o Alfred Rhea
RHEA, Eldora Valentine "Dodie" b:8-12-1958 d: 6-11-1981 d/o Alfred & Alberta Jackson Rhea
RHEA, Jeanette b: 8-28-1957 d:9-2-1957 d/o Alfred & Alberta Jackson Rhea
ROBERTS, Jackson b: ? d: ?
ROBINSON, Arthur b:10-4-1887 d:10-5-1974
ROBINSON, Lucy Mae b:6-28-1911 d:9-19-1963
SANDERS, James "Jimmy" Leighton b:11-19-1944 Pikeville, Ky. d: 5-2-1999 Lexington, K. s/o James W. & Corrie Shuford Sanders
SCOTT, Annie B. "Tootsie b: 2-4-1911 d:11-10-1991
SCOTT, ?athanie b:4-4-1927 d:4-10-1985 (I'll find out the name on this one. It was unreadable)
SCOTT, Arthur b:4-4-1927 d: 4-10-1985
SCOTT, Boyd b: ? d: ?
SCOTT, Dunbar b: 1915 d: 1996 (Note: he was a blind piano player and he sure could make that piano sing)
SCOTT, J.C. b: ? d: ?
SCOTT, John C. b: 3-25-1908 d: 4-1-1972
SCOTT, Joseph W. b:1-6-1927 d: 10-18-1964 KY PFC 457 Aviation SQ AAF WWII
SCOTT, Mildred b: ? d: ?
SCOTT, Theodore b: ? d: 10-2-1965 age 49
SHERES, Willie Mae b: 12-18-1905 Bessemer, Ala. d: 12-5-1997
SIMMONS, Robert b: 3-5-1892 d: 4-26-1956 KY. Pvt. Co. A 339 Service BN QMC WWI
SIMMONS, William b: ? d: ?
SLAUGHTER, Will b: ? d: 7-10-1946 age 48
SMITH, A.V. b: 7-10-1905 Midway, Ala. d: 10-24-1997 McDowell, Ky. s/o Walter & Hennie Biddings Smith h/o Sally Hutchinson
SMITH, J. b:? d: ?
SMITH, Lena C. b: ? d: 10-7-1969 age 73 yrs. 3 mos. & 27 days
SMITH, Milton b: 8-3-1889 d: 4-20-1974
SMITH, Queenie b: 1-16-1922 d: 4-4-1969
SMITH, R.D. b: ? d: ?
SMITH, Sallie b: ? d: 3-17-1972
SMITH, Sally b: 5-8-1908 d: 2-26-1977 w/o A.V. Smith
SMITH, William "Big Track" b: 1-5-1905 d: 8-23-1986 h/o Gertrude Lews Tyson
SMITH, Willie Brooks b: 3-27-1896 d: 10-17-1961 KY. Pvt. US Army WWI
TERRY, Clarence W. b:7-29-1923 d: 8-8-1965
THORNTON, Lorenzo V. b: 1900 d: 1912 or 1962 (I'll check on this)
WATSON, Brenda b: 9-27-1949 d: 1-1-1950 d/o mother was Mary E. Glover
WATSON, Mary E. b:11-23-1928 d:5-25-1971
WATSON, Willie Jr. b: 8-29-1947 Floyd Co., Ky. d: 8-25-1995 s/o Mary E. Glover SP4 US Army Vietnam
WEAVER, Lucinda b: ? d: ?
WHITING, Clarence b: ? d: ?
There is a grave marked J.M.T. This could be James M. Terry but I'll have to check on this. There are about 50 graves that are sunken in or marked with rocks.
3 Jun 2000
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